Woodstock Funeral Home

8855 Main Street, Woodstock, GA


Valerie D Dicks

June 30, 1926September 7, 2019

Mrs. Valerie D. Dicks, 93, passed away in Woodstock, GA on September 7, 2019. Valerie was born on June 30, 1926 in Michigan to the late Harold and Thelma Edwards. She attended the University of Michigan. In 1945, Valerie married the love of her life, Fred, and together they raised 10 children. In addition to being a loving wife and wonderful mother, Valerie was an accomplished painter, organist and earned extra money as a talented seamstress. Valerie could always be found with a smile and was a very cheerful person. She held a deep faith in Christ and was a member of Timothy Lutheran Church, where she and Fred were active with the Laborers for Christ. Together, they helped to build churches all over the world, even spending 6 months in Africa. Valerie leaves behind sons, John Dicks (Maureen), Dennis Dicks (JoAnn), Dave Dicks (Katie) and Doug Dicks (Sue); daughters, Janis Farnstrom (Ken), Valerie Jean O’Brien (Chet), Nancy LaBorde (Joe), Julie Nunn (Skip) and Vicky Ayers (Jeff); 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and sister Sue and brother Herb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred and son, Jim Dicks. A memorial service will be on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00am at Timothy Lutheran Church, 556 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Valerie to Timothy Lutheran Church, www.timothylutheran.360unite.com/home.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


Valerie D Dicks

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Janet Adler

September 20, 2019

I first met Valerie and Fred when Larry and I joined Faith Lutheran Church in Highland, MI 40+ years ago. Valerie was amazing. She was a talented organist. She was sweet and kind. She had a smile for everyone and was a pleasure to know.

Carol Taylor

September 9, 2019

I had the privilege of playing handbells next to Valerie, and sharing in her joy as she learned something new. During the drive from her home to church and back again, she shared wonderful stories of her life with Fred - from traveling alone to California to meet him at the end of the war to get married to their mission trip to Africa, I grew to love this little lady and look forward to her smile and hug every Sunday. Her joy in the life God had given her was contagious. RIP, Valerie. Your journey is complete.

Cheri Snider

September 8, 2019

Valerie was one of the nicest people I have ever met.
Her smile, friendliness, and kindred spirit will always be etched in my
Memory of her. I bowled with her and Julie on a women's league at Catalina Lanes in Highland, MI and we had so much fun !!!
I also had the privilege of attending one of her bible classes at Faith Lutheran church in Highland .
My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the Dicks family.
I know she will be missed by many. Rest in peace Valerie and it was a privilege knowing you.

Sandy Barnhart

September 8, 2019

There are no words I can say about this very special lady. Many years of friendship and love.

Kathy and Marv Roehling

September 7, 2019

Valerie was my friend for over 50 years. She once told me to put scotch tape on the girls tights when they were toddlers to keep them quiet in church. She gave me a clarinet for my daughter when we were struggling to get her one for band. She made slip covers for my living room furniture by taking a few measurements and drawing a picture. She was taking an upholstery class and asked to cover a chair that was my grandmothers. I still have the chair covered by her. She was supported me in everything that I did in our church. She was always there to help. We made evangelism calls together, shared in a group and ladies bible study, taught sunday school. You are amazing Valerie. I also sold her houses when she moved.

George Smith

September 7, 2019

Valerie is fondly remembered by all the people of Faith Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge, TN. She was a treasure and a friend to everyone.